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Birmingham City 3-3 Burnley

Birmingham substitute Federico Macheda scored twice as they came from behind three times to draw with second-placed Burnley.

Dean Marney headed the opener for the Clarets before Macheda levelled four minutes after his introduction on the hour-mark.

Michael Duff's header restored Burnley's lead but Emyr Huws equalised from 25 yards soon after.

Sam Vokes put the visitors ahead again before Macheda's last-minute goal.

Burnley were furious at the manner of the equaliser, claiming Manchester United loanee Macheda had handled and that there had been a foul in the build-up.

However the draw increases Burnley's unbeaten run to 13 league matches and moves them eight points clear in the second automatic promotion spot in the Championship.

Birmingham, now on a four-match winless run, moved eight points clear of the drop zone.

Burnley opened the scoring after 30 minutes as their relentless pressure finally paid off, with Marney heading home from close range after Ross Wallace's cross.

Macheda levelled with a low shot under the body of goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

Three minutes later Duff headed in Kieran Trippier's angled free-kick but the lead lasted just two minutes as Huws, on loan from Manchester City, levelled with a long-range strike.

Vokes thought he had won the match for Burnley, converting a cross from Junior Stanislas in the 86th minute, only for Macheda to chest in the leveller from Tyler Blackett's cross.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche:

"It was a fantastic point. We came off a massive win against Blackburn.

"People must have wondered if we could go again against Birmingham. Do they have that resilience? Do they have that belief? I thought it was there for all to see as we took the lead three times.

"The fitness of the players was superb. The will and demand was there.

"We didn't play as well as we can but we came away with a valuable point and that is a great sign of how we have played this season."

Line-ups

Birmingham

  • 1Randolph
  • 23Spector
  • 37Blackett
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 14Packwood
  • 4RobinsonBooked at 68mins
  • 20LeeBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMachedaat 60'minutes
  • 36Huws
  • 12Novak
  • 7C Burke
  • 22ShinnieSubstituted forZigicat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 8Ibe
  • 9Macheda
  • 13Doyle
  • 19Zigic
  • 31Caddis
  • 35Rusnák

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 6Mee
  • 8Marney
  • 4Duff
  • 5ShackellBooked at 90mins
  • 7WallaceSubstituted forStanislasat 62'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 9Vokes
  • 10IngsSubstituted forBarnesat 75'minutes
  • 37ArfieldSubstituted forEdgarat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Stanislas
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 19Kightly
  • 26Treacy
  • 28Long
  • 30Barnes
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
16,695

Match Stats

Home TeamBirminghamAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away22
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City 3, Burnley 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City 3, Burnley 3.
Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jason Shackell (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.
David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Emyr Huws (Birmingham City).

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 3, Burnley 3. Federico Macheda (Birmingham City) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tyler Blackett with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Federico Macheda.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. David Edgar replaces Scott Arfield.
Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).
Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Emyr Huws with a cross.
Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Michael Duff.
Dangerous play by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).
Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nikola Zigic with a headed pass.
Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).
Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 2, Burnley 3. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Junior Stanislas.
Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.
Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Lee Novak.
Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).
Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Offside, Birmingham City. Tom Adeyemi tries a through ball, but Nikola Zigic is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Nikola Zigic replaces Andrew Shinnie.
Offside, Burnley. Scott Arfield tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.
Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).
Andrew Shinnie (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. David Jones (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Duff with a headed pass.
Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Danny Ings because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Danny Ings (Burnley) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Arfield.
Attempt missed. Andrew Shinnie (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Will Packwood.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 2, Burnley 2. Emyr Huws (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 1, Burnley 2. Michael Duff (Burnley) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier following a set piece situation.
Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City).

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 1, Burnley 1. Federico Macheda (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Shinnie with a headed pass following a set piece situation.
Foul by David Jones (Burnley).
Emyr Huws (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Junior Stanislas replaces Ross Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Federico Macheda replaces Oliver Lee.
Ross Wallace (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Birmingham City).
Foul by David Jones (Burnley).
Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Jones with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Andrew Shinnie.
Ben Mee (Burnley).
Chris Burke (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Andrew Shinnie.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3424553377
2Burnley35191332770
3Derby3518891762
4QPR3417981260
5Nottm Forest35141471456
6Reading351510101555
7Wigan33167101255
8Brighton3414119953
9Ipswich35131210651
10Blackburn34121012-346
11Watford34111211845
12Bournemouth3412913-745
13Middlesbrough35101411644
14Huddersfield3512815-144
15Leeds3412814-244
16Bolton3591313-440
17Sheff Wed3491213-239
18Blackpool3591115-1938
19Birmingham3591016-537
20Doncaster359917-2236
21Millwall3571018-3031
22Yeovil347819-1929
23Barnsley3461117-2829
24Charlton3161015-1728
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